Should (list of bands) Be In The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame?

Rockbandfan23467Rockbandfan23467 Headliner
edited November 2012 in History of Rock
Here's my list of bands. Some should be in the HoF, some should not. Some are old enough, some not. Do they deserve it? Which ones do? Which ones don't? BEWARE-List is long.
The list:
RHCP
Deep Purple (Possibly Member soon)
Megadeth
Anthrax
Slayer
Iron Maiden
Judas Priest
Radiohead
Rush (Possible Member soon)
Yes
King Crimson
Blind Faith
Bluesbreakers
Alice In Chains
Pearl Jam
Soundgarden
Nirvana
Television
KISS
Captian Beefheart
Beck
The Smiths
The Cure
New York Dolls
Nine Inch Nails
The Pixies
The Replacements
Stevie Ray Vaughn
T. Rex
Weezer
The White Stripes
Boston
Heart
Journey
Bon Jovi
Dire Straits
Blink-182
Green Day
Limp Bizkit
Def Leppard
Stone Temple Pilots
Beastie Boys
Linkin Park
Live
Nickelback
Smashing Pumpkins
Backstreet Boys
Meat Loaf
Motley Crue
Poison
Blue Oyster Cult
Foo Fighters
Devo
Spinal Tap
"Wierd" Al Yankovic

Comments

  • Rockbandfan23467Rockbandfan23467 Headliner
    edited April 2008
    TakeABow;541065 said:
    Joy Division is missing. At least you included The Cure and Radiohead. I won't speak of newer stuff.
    Sorry about that.
  • Rockbandfan23467Rockbandfan23467 Headliner
    edited April 2008
    We need more responses. Axl? Julio? BluEyes? Fogey? Jukebox? Anyone?
  • schmeankmanschmeankman Headliner
    edited April 2008
    RHCP-yes
    Deep Purple-yes
    Alice Cooper-yes
    Metallica-yes
    Megadeth-yes
    Anthrax-yes
    Slayer-no
    Iron Maiden-yes
    Judas Priest-yes
    Radiohead-no
    Rush-yes
    Yes-no
    Genesis-no
    King Crimson-no
    Blind Faith-no
    Bluesbreakers-no
    Alice In Chains-yes
    Pearl Jam-yes
    Soundgarden-no
    Nirvana-yes
    Television-no
    Guns N Roses-yes
    KISS-yes
    Captian Beefheart-no
    Beck-no
    The Smiths-no
    The Cure-yes
    Small Faces/The Faces-no
    New York Dolls-yes
    Nine Inch Nails-no
    The Pixies-yes
    The Replacements-no
    Stevie Ray Vaughn-yes
    T. Rex-no
    Weezer-no
    The White Stripes-no
    Boston-yes
    Heart-yes
    Journey-yes
    Bon Jovi-yes
    Dire Straits-no
    Blink-182-no
    Green Day-yes
    Limp Bizkit-no
    Def Leppard-yes
    Stone Temple Pilots-no
    Beastie Boys-yes
    Linkin Park-no
    Live-no
    Nickelback-no
    Smashing Pumpkins-yes
    Backstreet Boys-no
    Meat Loaf-no
    Motley Crue-yes
    Poison-no
    Blue Oyster Cult-yes
    Foo Fighters-no
    Devo-no
    Spinal Tap-yes
    "Wierd" Al YANKOVIC-yes

    EDIT: John McCain thread! I've changed some opinions, I'm too lazy to edit though.
  • lpunderground19lpunderground19 Rising Star
    edited April 2008
    Linkin Park and Nickelback? Bahaha. As big of an LP fan as I am, they definitely do not deserve it when bands like Rush and Deep Purple still wait entrance. And Weird Al is a damn musical genius, I don't care what anybody else says. He's been making successful, appealing, humorous music for twenty plus years, and is showing no signs of letting up (other than longer periods of time between albums)
  • DarkSide247DarkSide247 Road Warrior
    edited April 2008
    Rockbandfan23467;540794 said:
    Here's my list of bands. Some should be in the HoF, some should not. Some are old enough, some not. Do they deserve it? Which ones do? Which ones don't? BBEWARE-List is long.

    The list:
    Deep Purple
    Alice Cooper
    Metallica
    Megadeth
    Anthrax
    Slayer
    Iron Maiden
    Judas Priest
    Rush
    Yes
    Genesis
    King Crimson
    Nirvana
    Guns N Roses
    KISS
    The Cure
    The Pixies
    The Replacements
    Stevie Ray Vaughn
    T. Rex
    Boston
    Heart
    Journey
    Bon Jovi
    Def Leppard
    Motley Crue
    Poison
    Blue Oyster Cult
    Devo
    I think these should be in the HOF.
  • next jimmy pagenext jimmy page Road Warrior
    edited April 2008
    wow there are so many bands that should be in
    some bands i say no to are: poison, def leppard, the replacements, green day

    a band i say yes to: THE PIXIES!!!! kurt cobain admits without the pixies, there would be no Nirvana
  • OldFogeyOldFogey Road Warrior
    edited April 2008
    Rockbandfan23467;540794 said:
    Here's my list of bands. Some should be in the HoF, some should not. Some are old enough, some not. Do they deserve it? Which ones do? Which ones don't? BBEWARE-List is long.
    Eligible, not in and should be:
    Yes
    Genesis
    Heart
    T. Rex


    Pretty much sure bets to make it, I'd guess:
    RHCP
    Metallica
    Green Day
    Pearl Jam
    Nirvana
    Stevie Ray Vaughn
    Radiohead


    I'm not a big enough fan to judge, but I can see there's a case:
    Iron Maiden
    Rush
    KISS
    Alice Cooper
    Megadeth
    Beck


    Really good bands, but not "monumental" enough:
    Deep Purple
    Little Feat
    Squeeze
    XTC
  • a21schizoidmana21schizoidman Prog-nosticator
    edited April 2008
    OldFogey;544693 said:

    ZZ Top

    they did get in already
  • OldFogeyOldFogey Road Warrior
    edited April 2008
    :o
    a21schizoidman;544709 said:
    they did get in already
    D'oh -- got confused with those VH1 honors again, couldn't remember which was which. Fixed...

    Guess my opinion they're not monumental enough doesn't count, huh? :o

    The more I read about the Hall the more disillusioned I am.
  • a21schizoidmana21schizoidman Prog-nosticator
    edited April 2008
    Fogey, I have seen you mention Squeeze before also, very good band, have you heard Animotion? another 80s new wave group, they are also pretty good
  • OldFogeyOldFogey Road Warrior
    edited April 2008
    a21schizoidman;544751 said:
    Fogey, I have seen you mention Squeeze before also, very good band, have you heard Animotion? another 80s new wave group, they are also pretty good
    They're the group who did Obsession, right? Nice 80's pop punk. In the same vein as Human League, maybe Simple Minds, or Tears for Fears. Of that lot, TfF is my fav. Songs from a Big Chair is a great album.

    Squeeze is different in my mind. Closer to Elvis Costello (in fact, Glenn Tillbrook appears on Elvis' From a Whisper to a Scream). Tillbrook and Difford were considered to be the best songwriting duo since Lennon and McCartney by most critics I know of at the time. Squeeze's sound is more guitar-based although they always had keyboard. And Difford's lyrics are very sophisticated. Squeeze also have had quite a long career. I think they're actually touring again.

    For those not familiar, here's one of my favorite songs of theirs:

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=jaEcUMrsBhU
  • JukeBoxHeroJukeBoxHero Headliner
    edited April 2008
    The list:
    RHCP-Probably
    Deep Purple-Yes for influence
    Alice Cooper-Yes, as the collective band yes
    Metallica-Probably without my opinion
    Megadeth-Perhaps for influence
    Anthrax-Perhaps for influence
    Slayer-Perhaps for influence
    Iron Maiden-Yes
    Judas Priest-Yes
    Radiohead-Yes
    Rush-I would say most definitely(they should have been in a long time ago)
    Yes-Yes
    Genesis-I don't know
    King Crimson-I would say yes in terms of influence
    Blind Faith-I can't say
    Bluesbreakers- I can't say
    Alice In Chains-probably
    Pearl Jam-yes
    Soundgarden-I would say yes
    Television-I can't say
    Guns N Roses-I would say...no
    KISS-I would give the spot to Alice Cooper over KISS
    Captian Beefheart-I can't say
    Beck-Jeff Beck? If so probably.
    The Smiths-I can't
    The Cure-I can't say
    Small Faces/The Faces- I can't say
    New York Dolls-I can't say
    Nine Inch Nails-Probably
    The Pixies-I can't say but probably
    The Replacements-I can't say
    Stevie Ray Vaughn-I can't say(probably with time)
    T. Rex-I think they help shaped glam rock so I guess they deserve a spot
    Weezer- I wouldn't think so
    The White Stripes-I can't say
    Boston-Probably
    Heart-Yes and think they would deserve that spot
    Journey-I can't say(probably will come in time)
    Bon Jovi- I can't say(
    Dire Straits-I can't say
    Blink-182-no(if All the Small Things is the best song they got :))
    Green Day-I haven't listen to them much, but I can see it both ways by observation
    Limp Bizkit-Probably not
    Def Leppard-Probably
    Stone Temple Pilots-I can't say
    Beastie Boys-I can't say
    Linkin Park-I can't say(most likely no)
    Live-I can't say
    Nickelback-no
    Smashing Pumpkins-I can't say but I like the group's work
    Backstreet Boys-No(Come on this it's a Rock Hall of Fame :) )
    Meat Loaf-I can't say
    Motley Crue-no
    Poison-no
    Blue Oyster Cult-Definite yes for me, deserving band as any
    Foo Fighters-Their are somewhat good and deserve a chance
    Devo-I can't say
    Spinal Tap-Probably not(won't deny that they weren't funny though :)).
    "Wierd" Al Yancovick-Same as Spinal Tap


    I heard of almost every band on this list but I haven't listen to them all enough to make a bias judgment. Some of these bands like King Crimson, Deep Purple, and Alice Cooper should be in before some of the others for the work they did in their genre.
  • zDisturbedOnezzDisturbedOnez Rising Star
    edited April 2008
    The list:
    RHCP - yes
    Deep Purple - yes
    Alice Cooper -yes
    Metallica - yes
    Megadeth - yes
    Anthrax- yes
    Slayer - yes
    Iron Maiden - yes
    Judas Priest - yes
    Radiohead - yes
    Rush - yes
    Yes - yes
    Genesis - yes
    King Crimson - maybe (argument either way)
    Blind Faith - no
    Bluesbreakers - no
    Alice In Chains - no (first answer was yes, due to Layne's early death I say no)
    Pearl Jam - no
    Soundgarden - no
    Nirvana - no (same reason as AIC)
    Television - no
    Guns N Roses - yes
    KISS - yes
    Captian Beefheart - no
    Beck - no
    The Smiths - no
    The Cure - yes
    Small Faces/The Faces - no
    New York Dolls - no
    Nine Inch Nails - yes
    The Pixies - yes
    The Replacements - no
    Stevie Ray Vaughn - Hell yes!
    T. Rex - no
    Weezer - no
    The White Stripes - no
    Boston- yes
    Heart - yes
    Journey -yes
    Bon Jovi - yes
    Dire Straits - yes
    Blink-182 - no
    Green Day - no
    Limp Bizkit - no
    Def Leppard - yes
    Stone Temple Pilots - maybe (depends if they can sustain their re-united state and bring some new blood into their music)
    Beastie Boys - no
    Linkin Park - no
    Live - no
    Nickelback - no
    Smashing Pumpkins - yes
    Backstreet Boys - no
    Meat Loaf - yes
    Motley Crue - yes
    Poison - no
    Blue Oyster Cult - yes
    Foo Fighters - no
    Devo - no
    Spinal Tap - no
    "Wierd" Al Yancovick - no
  • KimuraKimura Unsigned
    edited April 2008
    The list:
    RHCP - yes
    Deep Purple - yes
    Alice Cooper -yes
    Metallica - yes
    Megadeth - yes
    Anthrax- yes
    Slayer - yes
    Iron Maiden - yes
    Judas Priest - yes
    Radiohead - yes
    Rush - yes
    Yes - yes
    Genesis - yes
    King Crimson - maybe
    Blind Faith - no
    Bluesbreakers - no
    Alice In Chains - no
    Pearl Jam - no
    Soundgarden - no
    Nirvana - no
    Television - no
    Guns N Roses - yes
    KISS - yes
    Captian Beefheart - no
    Beck - no
    The Smiths - no
    The Cure - yes
    Small Faces/The Faces - no
    New York Dolls - no
    Nine Inch Nails - yes
    The Pixies - yes
    The Replacements - no
    Stevie Ray Vaughn - Yes
    T. Rex - no
    Weezer - no
    The White Stripes - no
    Boston- yes
    Heart - yes
    Journey -yes
    Bon Jovi - yes
    Dire Straits - yes
    Blink-182 - no
    Green Day - no
    Limp Bizkit - no
    Def Leppard - Hell Yes!
    Stone Temple Pilots - maybe
    Beastie Boys - no
    Linkin Park - no
    Live - no
    Nickelback - no
    Smashing Pumpkins - yes
    Backstreet Boys - no(if they're in their my eye is going to start twitching)
    Meat Loaf - yes
    Motley Crue - yes
    Poison - yes
    Blue Oyster Cult - yes
    Foo Fighters - no
    Devo - no
    Spinal Tap - no
    "Wierd" Al Yancovick - no

    ok now that is out of the way, i'm curious as to why i've seen several no's to def leppard. Anyone care to give reasons?

    Def Leppard(with Steve Clark, RIP) - definitely yes

    Def Leppard(with Vivian) - im waiting till the beginning of next month to give judgement. A new album comes out at the end of the month and I want to see if Vivian has the stuff. So far from what i've seen of Vivian im leaning towards no, his style is too different from Steve's on top of that his voice doesn't do any good for the live performances.
  • Rockbandfan23467Rockbandfan23467 Headliner
    edited April 2008
    The list:
    RHCP-yes
    Deep Purple-yes
    Alice Cooper-HELL YEAH!
    Metallica-yes
    Megadeth-Mabye
    Anthrax-Mabye
    Slayer-No
    Iron Maiden-Yes
    Judas Priest-yes
    Radiohead-yes
    Rush-YES!!!!!!!
    Yes-See name
    Genesis-Yep
    King Crimson-sure
    Blind Faith-no
    Bluesbreakers-no
    Alice In Chains-mabye
    Pearl Jam-yes
    Soundgarden-mabye
    Nirvana-Yes
    Television-Yes
    Guns N Roses-Yes
    KISS-Yes
    Captian Beefheart-No
    Beck-No
    The Smiths-yes
    The Cure-yes
    Small Faces/The Faces-yes
    New York Dolls-yes
    Nine Inch Nails-yes
    The Pixies-yes
    The Replacements-yes
    Stevie Ray Vaughn-HELL YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    T. Rex-Sure
    Weezer-Mabye
    The White Stripes-Mabye
    Boston-No
    Heart-Yes
    Journey-Mabye
    Bon Jovi-No
    Dire Straits-Mabye
    Blink-182-Mabye
    Green Day-Mabye
    Limp Bizkit-No
    Def Leppard-Mabye
    Stone Temple Pilots-Yes
    Beastie Boys-Mabye
    Linkin Park-No
    Live-no
    Nickelback-no
    Smashing Pumpkins-mabye
    Backstreet Boys-NOOOOOOOOOOOO!
    Meat Loaf-NO
    Motley Crue-Yes
    Poison-no
    Blue Oyster Cult-yes
    Foo Fighters-yes
    Devo-no
    Spinal Tap-NO
    "Wierd" Al Yankovic-If Madonna can be in, so can he.
  • ActionJacksonActionJackson Unsigned
    edited April 2008
    Absolutely:
    Deep Purple
    Megadeth
    Iron Maiden
    Boston
    Nirvana
    SRV

    Yes:
    RHCP
    Metallica
    Judas Priest
    Rush
    Bluesbreakers
    Heart
    Dire Straits
    Pearl Jam
    BOC

    Iffy:
    Anthrax
    Slayer
    Alice in Chains
    GNR

    Either I don't know the others well enough to decide or don't think they should be in at all.
  • UltimatumUltimatum Washed Up
    edited April 2008
    There shouldn't be a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame to being with.
  • QeenR2goodQeenR2good Unsigned
    edited April 2008
    Queen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Rockbandfan23467Rockbandfan23467 Headliner
    edited April 2008
    Ultimatum;552907 said:
    There shouldn't be a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame to being with.
    Explain???
  • UltimatumUltimatum Washed Up
    edited April 2008
    It's all based on fanbase, a lot of the really influential bands will never make it on there because there isn't enough support for them.
  • Rockbandfan23467Rockbandfan23467 Headliner
    edited April 2008
    QeenR2good;552918 said:
    Queen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Are in already.
  • Julio_Strikes_BackJulio_Strikes_Back Headliner
    edited April 2008
    The list:
    RHCP: Yes, because they are very original and will be legends in the decades to come.
    Deep Purple: Yes, because, well, they're frickin awesome and one of the granddaddies of metal.
    Alice Cooper: Yes because he's awesome
    Metallica: Absolutely YES.
    Megadeth: Absolutely YES.
    Anthrax: Absolutely YES
    Slayer: Absolutely YES
    Iron Maiden: Absolutely YES
    Judas Priest: Absolutely YES
    Radiohead: Absolutely YES
    Rush: Absolutely YES
    Yes: Absolutely YES
    Genesis: Absolutely YES
    King Crimson: Absolutely YES
    Blind Faith: Who are they? :confused:
    Bluesbreakers: Who are they? :confused:
    Alice In Chains: Meh, not sure.
    Pearl Jam: Absolutely YES
    Soundgarden: Absolutely YES
    Nirvana: Don't realy care. If they're in, meh, if they're not, meh.
    Television: Never heard of em.
    Guns N Roses: Absolutely YES
    KISS: Yes, but purely for their influence on metal musicians
    Captian Beefheart: Who?
    Beck: no
    The Smiths: no
    The Cure: Why not
    Small Faces/The Faces:meh
    New York Dolls: no
    Nine Inch Nails: Perhaps. When they become classic rock they will become huge again and will be held in high regard.
    The Pixies: See NIN
    The Replacements: who?
    Stevie Ray Vaughn: WTF he's not in already? Blasphemy
    T. Rex: No. One-hit wonder
    Weezer: Maybe when they actually become legends and have a huge catalogue
    The White Stripes: See Weezer
    Boston: Absolutely YES
    Heart: Absolutely YES
    Journey: Absolutely YES
    Bon Jovi: Meh
    Dire Straits: Absolutely YES
    Blink-182: Hell no
    Green Day: Hell no
    Limp Bizkit: Hell no
    Def Leppard: Sure
    Stone Temple Pilots: Sure
    Beastie Boys: Absolutely YES
    Linkin Park: Hell no!
    Live: Meh
    Nickelback: NO.
    Smashing Pumpkins: Absolutely YES
    Backstreet Boys: Lol
    Meat Loaf: Absolutely YES
    Motley Crue: Yes
    Poison: Yes
    Blue Oyster Cult: Absolutely YES
    Foo Fighters: Absolutely YES. They're like the Zep or Who or DP of the 90s and 00s.
    Devo: Yes
    Spinal Tap: No
    "Wierd" Al Yancovic: Yes, because he spawned an entire genre.
  • Rockbandfan23467Rockbandfan23467 Headliner
    edited April 2008
    Julio_Strikes_Back;553369 said:
    The list:
    RHCP: Yes, because they are very original and will be legends in the decades to come.
    Blind Faith: Who are they? :confused:
    Bluesbreakers: Who are they? :confused:
    Stevie Ray Vaughn: WTF he's not in already? Blasphemy
    Weezer: Maybe when they actually become legends and have a huge catalogue
    The White Stripes: See Weezer
    "Wierd" Al Yancovic: Yes, because he spawned an entire genre.
    Blind Faith was rocks first supergroup. It featured Eric Clapton, Steve Winwood, Ginger Baker, and some other guy.

    Bluesbreakers were a blues-rock group that fogey likes.

    RHCP are already concidered ledgends. (Stones of The 80's IMO) Same with Weezer.

    This is the first year SRV is eligeble.

    There were plenty of parodies before Al.
  • Julio_Strikes_BackJulio_Strikes_Back Headliner
    edited April 2008
    Rockbandfan23467;553395 said:
    Blind Faith was rocks first supergroup. It featured Eric Clapton, Steve Winwood, Ginger Baker, and some other guy.

    Bluesbreakers were a blues-rock group that fogey likes.

    RHCP are already concidered ledgends. (Stones of The 80's IMO) Same with Weezer.

    This is the first year SRV is eligeble.

    There were plenty of parodies before Al.
    Al made the genre popular and has been turning out quality records for decades. Weezer and RHCP aren't there yet. Maybe legends of alt, but not classic rock quite yet.
  • skiddzmarkskiddzmark Unsigned
    edited April 2008
    dont listn to enough so dont have good enugh opionin but maybe
    Deep Purple
    Alice Cooper
    slayer
    radiohead
    the cure
    meat loef
    Spinal Tap


    no, like em though
    Pearl Jam
    Soundgarden
    Guns N Roses - werent around long enough
    anthrax
    alice in chains
    kiss
    Poison
    Def Leppard
    motley crue
    Beastie Boys
    Nickelback
    Smashing Pumpkins
    stone temple piolets
    t rex
    Green Day
    Limp Bizkit
    Blink-182
    Linkin Park

    need more time, then maybe
    Nine Inch Nails
    Weezer
    Blink-182


    maybe
    Metallica
    judas Priest
    The Pixies
    Heart
    Blue Oyster Cult
    Journey
    rhcp

    yes
    Iron Maiden
    Nirvana
    Boston
    stevie ray vaughn
    Backstreet Boys-they suck, but still deservre it just for the impact
    "Wierd" Al Yancovick-just for origanality
  • Rockbandfan23467Rockbandfan23467 Headliner
    edited April 2008
    Julio_Strikes_Back;553407 said:
    Al made the genre popular and has been turning out quality records for decades. Weezer and RHCP aren't there yet. Maybe legends of alt, but not classic rock quite yet.
    I'll give you Weezer, but RHCP have been around sence 1984, and made it big in 1989. Classic Rock stations play them. Classic Rock is now defined as anything before April 5, 1994.
  • Rockbandfan23467Rockbandfan23467 Headliner
    edited April 2008
    I'd like to hear Axl's take on the list (and not go on a Zappa-esque rant)
  • AxlVanHagarAxlVanHagar Road Warrior
    edited April 2008
    I've avoided replying to the thread as , IMO, the Hall of Fame is a complete sham and meaningless.
  • Rockbandfan23467Rockbandfan23467 Headliner
    edited April 2008
    AxlVanHagar;566909 said:
    I've avoided replying to the thread as , IMO, the Hall of Fame is a complete sham and meaningless.
    Ok. The World would be a better place if Rolling Stone Magaszine Never Existed.
  • AxlVanHagarAxlVanHagar Road Warrior
    edited April 2008
    Rockbandfan23467;566931 said:
    Ok. The World would be a better place if Rolling Stone Magaszine Never Existed.
    LOL! QFT my friend. And I've decided to play along. So here it is , get comfy as I included my reasoning for my opinion. Please notice I did my best to not allow personal bias to enter in to my decsion.

    RHCP - No While I'm not a fan per se they're not bad. I just don't think their overall contribution to music is Hall worthy

    Deep Purple - Yes. A classic band with many classic songs and albums. Helped usher in Heavy Metal/prog rock. A true pioneer of rock.

    Alice Cooper - Yes. The Godfather of shock rock. While he certainly took some idea's from other people he was the first to truly succesfully define the genre. At 60 he continues to release new material, tour and support both new and classic rock via his radio show.

    Metallica - Yes. The most successful thrash metal band of all time. While I'm not a fan of the current direction they successfully crossed over to mainstream success.

    Megadeth - No. I prefer Megadeth over Metallica, always have, but Mustaines constant whining about being kicked out of Metallica totally undermines his bands contributions to music. Dave continues to be his own worst enemy.

    Anthrax - No. I love Anthrax. I really do, they are my favorite band of the genre but other than ushering in the rap/metal hybrid they haven't really done much. Were never really in the top tier of bands, always on the bubble.

    Slayer - Yes. Not a fan of the band at all however , IMO, no other band defines thrash metal better than Slayer. Kings of what they do.

    Iron Maiden
    Judas Priest - Yes to both. Both of these bands were pioneers of the NWOBHM movement that influenced a decade of music. Both continue to be successful without conforming. Like SLayer both these bands totally define their genre.

    Radiohead - No opinion as I'm not famiair with them at all. I do know they are well respected and have a loyal fanbaser but thats about it. Perhaps in time.

    Rush
    Yes - Yes to both. Both wildly successful prog rock bands that influenced tons of other bands. Again not a fan of either outside of a handful of songs but both have amazingly strong catalogs. Neith seems to have "jumped the shark".

    Genesis - Unsure. I'm really on the fence with this band. The real meat and potatoes of the band lies with the Gabriel era. The real big success is with the Collins era but the music simplified. Maintained popularity. Really not sure, I could be swayed either way.

    King Crimson - No. While they are an originator of prog rock they have never risen above cult status in its fan base. Doesn't mean they arent good at what they do simply not successful enough to get in.

    Blind Faith - No. Sure they were arguably the first supergroup but one album does not one make one Hall of Fame worthy. It makes them a one hit wonder.

    Bluesbreakers - No. For the simple fact that one is never really sure if the songs are Mayalls or the bands. The Bluesbreakers is more of a label than it is an actual band.

    Alice In Chains - No. Best band out of the grunge movement IMO. Great songs, great frontman but Hall worthy? No. There were other bands of th genre that were more important. Speaking of which...

    Pearl Jam - Yes. Can't stand the band personally but they stood head and shoulders above the crowd. Went on to influence a generation of new bands and helped to define a new genre of music. Live concerts that were more of jam sessions, allowing bootlegs etc they have become the Greatful Dead to a new generation of rock fans.

    Soundgarden - No. Great band but no way are they Hall of Fame worthy.

    Nirvana - Yes. Another band I completely loathe but I can't knock them. They single handedly changed the face of music overnight and Cobain struck a chord with a new generation of young people. Had Cobain not succumbed to his own personal demons he would have easily gone on to be the next John Lennon. Yea I went there.

    Television - Unsure. Another band I could be swayed one way or another on. Yes one of the pioneers of punk rock but no real success outside of Europe. Tough call for me.

    Guns N Roses - No. Awesome band and had they stayed together most likely yes. They were set to be the new Rolling Stones but they screwed it all up. Drugs are bad mmmkay?

    KISS - Yes. SHeer marketing brilliance! Brought in a new era of the live concert experience. First band to really understand the business side of the music business and used it to their advantage. Love them or hate them in their prime not many could hold their own against the band live.

    Captian Beefheart - Yes. Anyone that can influence artists as diverse as Tom Waits, Sonic Youth, and TheClash did something right. A true artist.

    Beck - Yes. Another guy I simply do not like but can't knock what he does. Defines the alternative music scene and genre.

    The Smiths - Yes. They were emo before emo lol. While the band only lasted 5 years they have gone on to influence a veritable who's who of the current music scene. How can you knock that?

    The Cure - Yes. Originator of New Wave and Goth. Their strong catalog of material and influences on modern music speak for itself.

    Small Faces/The Faces - Yes. They have a timeless sound that still sounds current and continues to influence back to basics style rock bands such as The Black Crowes.

    New York Dolls - Yes. For influencing a decade of punk and glam rock without even trying. Anything the glam or punk bands of the mid to late 70's and much of the 80's the Dolls did it first.

    Nine Inch Nails Reamins to be seen. I love Trent and NIN and had things continued to be as strong as Pretty Hate Machine and Downward Spiral this would be a resounding yes. He's stumbled somewhat with his last few releases I feel and just doesn't seem as current somehow. If anything he'll get in at some point in revolutionizing fans input to remixes, marketing and his studio wizardry if not the merits of his music.

    The Pixies - No opinion as I'm not familiar enough.

    The Replacements - No. Nice little rock band but I don't see really see their contributions being Hall Worthy.

    Stevie Ray Vaughn - Yes. One of the greatest and most influential blues guitarists in history. How the Hell he isn't in already I'll never know!

    T. Rex - Yes. Glam before glam was a term. Even The New York Dolls owe a little something to T.Rex and Marc Bolan.

    Weezer - Not yet. Maybe one day. For me they are too current of a band to be able to judge their lasting influences.

    The White Stripes - See Weezer

    Boston - Yes. Probably the only band that deserves it based on one album.

    Heart - Yes. Broke down many barriers for females in the rock genre.

    Journey - No. Big band. Successful band. But not hall worthy.

    Bon Jovi - Yes. Like Metallica most successful band of their genre and era. One of the few "hair metal" bands that can still sell albums and fill stadiums. Successfully crossedover and survived through the grunge era and beyond.

    Dire Straits Debateable. I would say a yes to Mark Knopfler. Dire Straits...another I could be swayed one way or another.

    Blink-182
    Green Day
    Limp Bizkit - F**k no to all three. Limp was just crap from day one. I'll give Durst credit for being a pretty sharp businessman but thats about it. Blink and Green Day are fine at what they do but are both very derivative of the genre. Of the 3 Green Day has the most chance at some point in time as thewy have continued to progress as artists.

    Def Leppard - No. Another member of the NWOBHM club that unlike Maiden and Priest sold out and forgot their roots. Picked up new fans but lost all of the old ones that put them their in the first place.

    Stone Temple Pilots - No. Just another grunge band, nothing to see here.

    Beastie Boys - Yes. For breaking down some musical bariers and production work. I think they might deserve that. Not a fan but still...

    Linkin Park - Hell no. Way to new!

    Live - No. Again a fine band but I don't see them having any far reaching influence.

    Nickelback No. Way to new and nothing special outside of a couple of catchy riffs.

    Smashing Pumpkins - Yes. I don't think there is a band I despise as much as the Pumpkins and no one more than Bill Corgan. Pretentious as Hell. Can't stand them. That being said they will most likely get in based on their contribution to the world of music video's. Really good stuff there.

    Backstreet Boys - Yes to the prefabricated pop music hall of fame no to the rock hall of fame.

    Meat Loaf - No. I'm tempted to say yes as much like Boston the one album worth talking about is a helluva an album. But I think Meat has milked it to much and has undermined it's integrity. No Jim Steinman on the other hand deserves to get in.

    Motley Crue - Yes. The only deserving hair metal band. Constantly reinvented themselves. Much like Bowie has done Motley has changed their look and sound consistently to keep in stride with the times and usually does it better than most of their contemparies.

    Poison - No. Best hair meatl/glam band of all time but no.

    Blue Oyster Cult - Yet another band a good argument could be made for yes or no.

    Foo Fighters - No. Good band but I just don't see it.

    Devo - No. Kitschy little one hit wonder band.

    Spinal Tap - No. Lots of fun and a great movie but no.

    "Wierd" Al Yankovic Yes. Surprisingly I'd say yes. Al is a true artist in his satirical take on pop songs of the day. He's always spot on and is actaully a very accomplished musician. When his band and he crank out a medley live it's hard to laugh as your amazed at how well they play.
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